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Hans Poulsen
Hans Poulsen is the Asia-Pacific reporter for PEI Media’s private markets real estate title PERE. Based in Hong Kong, Hans covers news and trends in the private equity real estate industry. Prior to joining PERE, he co-launched the Danish real estate news site EjendomsWatch. Hans received a Bachelor of Journalism from the Danish School of Media and Journalism and a Master of International and Public Affairs from the University of Hong Kong and Seoul National University.
Few logistics facilities are actually efficient enough to be high-flow-through assets, says Robert Fordi, chief executive officer at Realterm Logistics.
A decrease in Chinese investments in the US could increase buying opportunities for other institutional investors around the world, according to Paul Hastings.
Smaller investors risk being snubbed when assertive institutions step into commingled funds as cornerstones, a case in Asia this week suggests.
The German insurer’s cornerstone investment in KaiLong’s commingled fund includes benefits such as input on investments, lower fees, and co-investment possibilities, says Asia-Pacific RE head Rushabh Desai.
A growing number of Singapore-based investors are diversifying into Europe and US markets to balance their heavy reliance on Asia markets.
Asian buyers accounted for 45% of all cross-border real estate investment in the 12 months ending June 2018, according to data published by Cushman & Wakefield.
The retail-focused asset manager has continued to expand into new sectors by acquiring a nine-property portfolio in Italy.
In fundraising terms, South Korea remains a relative minnow in the Asia-Pacific market. So far, in H1 2018, only two funds – AEW Value Investors Asia III and La Salle Asia Opportunity V – include the country as target market.
Fundraising for Australia and New Zealand-focused funds reached a five-year high in 2017, with 12 funds collectively raising $1.77bn, according to PERE data.
Majority of the Singaporean firm’s real estate investments are in Singapore and China, but the firm is now planning to increase its share of investments outside Asia.
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